Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bone Dressing by Michelle Brooks
Title: Bone Dressing
Author: Michelle I. Brooks
Publisher: Savage Enterprises (April 20, 2011)
Length: 360 pages
Source: from author
Description from Goodreads:
Time is running out & the Dark that's been chasing Syd for many lifetimes has finally caught up with her.
Sydney Roberdeau lost her parents as a young girl. Waiting for her life to start and the freedom that will come with her eighteenth birthday, Syd spends much of her time haunting the local cemetery. It is there, stretched out among the dead, that she feels most alive, most at home. Until one rainy night when Beau, Sarah and T.J. crash her ghostly sanctuary, appearing out of nowhere, turning her already inside-out world one degree past upside down.
Syd must now revisit past lives, dressing in the bodies of her previous selves & bone dressing. Her only chance to outrun the evil breathing down her neck is to face her own worst nightmares and her strongest desires. But if she can't stay out of trouble in this life, how can she possibly fix mistakes from past lives? And just how many lives has she lived, loved and lost? What is Syd exactly, and what will she risk for the life of a man she doesn't remember, the man she spent a lifetime with, the man she loves? Everything including her very own life?
Bone Dressing, the first in a series of seven books, will carry Syd and Beau on an adventure that transcends life itself
Bone Dressing is a book that is unlike many out at the moment. Ms.Brooks has tapped into the relatively unused world of past lives. Syd is a character you will either love or hate. Here is a girl that can take care of herself and is tough as nails. Those little glimpses of her inner softness sometimes have you wondering if its genuine emotion or neurosis. Heroines that have "snap" to them are always a favorite and Syd is full to the brim. I would hate to have to go toe to toe with her. At times her similes and coloquialisms are a bit unbelievable for someone so young. Despite this she is a girl that you can't help but root for. Beau was an OK love interest for me. He has all of the requisits that a man needs and the patience of a saint, but lacked the luster to stand out. My favorite character in the novel is Sarah! She is amazing! So much personality packed into a tiny little girl. Her ability to make things seem so obvious had me genuinely laughing out loud. The plot, as stated above, is unique and Ms. Brooks writing style further sets her apart from other authors. I've never read a book before that was so descriptive. If you want to feel like you are there in the story with the characters Bone Dressing accomplishes this. The only downside to this is that some of the descriptions last forever and with so much detail the reader doen't get a chance to invision the story for themselves. Other than that Bone Dressing is a lovely and unique story. This book gets a 3 1/2 STAR rating.
**this book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest opinion